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Summary: Postsecondary Student Achievement and Institutional Performance Pilot Program

Publication Date: June 20, 2007
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Page Numbers: 33985-33986

Summary: Postsecondary Student Achievement and Institutional Performance Pilot Program

Posted on 06-20-2007

[Federal Register: June 20, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 118)]
[Notices]               
[Page 33985-33986]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [http://www.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of proposed information collection requests.

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SUMMARY: The Acting Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, 
Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, 
invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as 
required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: An emergency review has been requested in accordance with the 
Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 3507 (j)), since public harm is reasonably 
likely to result if normal clearance procedures are followed. Approval 
by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has been requested by July 
19, 2007. A regular clearance process is also beginning. Interested 
persons are invited to submit comments on or before August 20, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Written comments regarding the emergency review should be 
addressed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Attention: Nicole Cafarella, Desk Officer, Department of Education, 
Office of Management and Budget; 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10222, New 
Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503 or faxed to (202) 395-
6974.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Director of OMB 
provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity 
to comment on information collection requests. The Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) may amend or waive the requirement for public 
consultation to the extent that public participation in the approval 
process would defeat the purpose of the information collection, violate 
State or Federal law, or substantially interfere with any agency's 
ability to perform its statutory obligations. The Acting Leader, 
Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information 
Management Services, Office of Management, publishes this notice 
containing proposed information collection requests at the beginning of 
the Departmental review of the information collection. Each proposed 
information collection, grouped by office, contains the following: (1) 
Type of review requested, e.g., new, revision, extension, existing or 
reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4) 
Description of the need for, and proposed use of, the information; (5) 
Respondents and frequency of collection; and (6) Reporting and/or 
Recordkeeping burden. ED invites public comment.
    The Department of Education is especially interested in public 
comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection 
necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this 
information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the 
estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the 
quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 
(5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on 
respondents, including through the use of information technology.

    Dated: June 14, 2007.
James Hyler, Acting Leader, Information Management Case Services Team,Regulatory 
Information Management Services,Office of Management.

Office of Postsecondary Education

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Postsecondary Student Achievement and Institutional 
Performance Pilot Program.
    Abstract: This is a new Special Focus Competition, administered by 
the Fund for the Improvement for Postsecondary Education (FIPSE). This 
competition will support at least one consortium of institutions of 
higher education, associations, public and private non-profit 
organizations and/or states to develop methods and implement mechanisms 
to systematically measure, assess and report student achievement and 
institutional performance at the postsecondary level.

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    Additional Information: Realizing how important the pilot grant is 
towards future developments, the Department looks to postsecondary 
institutions for their continuing input in this new endeavor.
    Frequency: Annually
    Affected Public:
    Businesses or other for-profit; not-for-profit institutions; State, 
Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 5
     Burden Hours: 150

    Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request 
may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ``Browse 
Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 3387. When 
you access the information collection, click on ``Download 
Attachments'' to view. Written requests for information should be 
addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 
Potomac Center, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20202-4700. Requests may also 
be electronically mailed to the Internet address ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or 
faxed to 202-245-6623. Please specify the complete title of the 
information collection when making your request.
    Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity 
requirements should be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. 
Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may 
call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.

 [FR Doc. E7-11860 Filed 6-19-07; 8:45 am]

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